The Department of World Languages & Cultures is the largest and most diverse in the
College, culturally and programmatically. Our programs and courses offer multiple
opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study in language, literature, culture,
and language education. All foreign languages and their respective literatures at
the University of Utah are taught in the Department, which provides students with
a forum for research and education in more than 20 linguistic and literary traditions.
The WLC Department is now offering virtual language placement testing for students
who would like to be placed into the appropriate language class or who would like
to purchase lower-division language credits. Click the link below for the most current information about language placement testing,
including virtual test instructions.
The University of Utah’s College of Humanities has joined the Qatar Debate Center’s Arabic debate program to promote the culture of debate, open dialogue and enhance the Arabic language in the U.S. The U – in partnership with the Middle East Center and the John R. Park Debate Society – was one of the first U.S. universities to join the program.
Last week our two faculty members based at the Utah Asia Campus in South Korea came to visit the WLC department office in Salt Lake City! Maria Teresa García teaches Spanish and Eunkyung Park teaches Korean at the UAC. It was wonderful to meet together in person and discuss exciting ongoing collaboration to help students further their language study.
Tanya Flores has been named a 2022-23 Presidential Leadership Fellow. The program’s goal is to foster talented, emerging leaders with administrative potential. With the support of The Mellon Foundation, the university was able to expand the program in 2019, with an emphasis on providing training in higher education leadership to rising academic leaders from the fields of arts and humanities.